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Codename: Scorpio
posted December 22, 2005
 

Creators: Miljenko Horavtic and Esad T. Ribic
Publishing Information: Antarctic, $2.95
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This is better than most of the sci-fi genre stuff I've seen this month. Ribic's linework is professionally done, and there's some slight formal play, like dialogue from one scene overlapping the next.

The plot isn't the most original thing I've ever seen, which in basic form seems to be a tough guy leading ill-equipped, planetary rebels against the cold, efficient armada in orbit. Despite a couple of strong female characters, the story veers into leering chauvinism once or twice. There's also a sameness to Ribic's character design, and a tendency to draw his leads with huge muscles that would render any man immobile.

If you're really dying for another formulaic sci-fi serial, then this one might interest you. But if you aren't familiar (and happy) with the neighborhood, stay in the damn cab!

This review was written in the late 1990s as part of a then-ongoing freelance gig; I apologize if it reads oddly or seems incomplete.